Simple Tiny Handmade Dough Cutters

Today, I wanted to make some tiny cinnamon-applesauce air fresheners to use as gift tags, to tuck into muslin bags as sachets, and to string into yummy bunting for the holidays. The plan was to make a basic cinnamon-applesauce dough recipe, use alphabet rubber stamps to personalize and cut out with my cute little vintage petit four/mini cookie cutters. But, unable to locate my cutters for reasons I will not go into that have nothing to do with having way too much stuff, I resorted to making my own cutters.Using the heavier guage piece from a set of Memory Makers aluminum sheets, (found in the scrapbook supply section of the craft store,) I set my ruler about 1/4 inch away from the edge and scored lines every 1/4″. I trimmed away the narrow section with my X-acto knife and bent the sections around the barrel of a ballpoint pen, folding back along the scores between each bend and securing with a thin strip of duct tape (because it was handy.) Pressed into the rolled out & flattened dough, the scalloped cutter worked great.I also made round and oval cutters- there’s really no limit to the shapes, and these would likely work great for thinly rolled out clay or other non-food dough.

Now my goal is to perfect that dough recipe to better handle the imprint of the rubber stamps. I’ve found some formulas that include white craft glue and others that enhance the fragrance with nutmeg, allspice and clove.

Have you made cinnamon-applesauce dough for crafting? Any tips? (Besides mine: don’t rub your eyes after handling cinnamon dough!)

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